Fascinated by the secrets and invisibility of water, in particular the antithesis of structure and chaos, Iris van Herpen takes this as the foundation of her collection. Imagine the transformation of water to crystal, soft and fluid as water, opposed to hard, mathematical structures as ice crystals. Seemingly chaos to structured precision.
We do wish for our chaos
to crystallize -
for it to crystallize with precision for us,
and when it does and finds its form
we hope what is revealed
and that its beauty may startle us